Expat Adventures · Life in General

Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com Höstdagjämning (Pronounced [ˈhœstdɑːɡjɛmnɪŋ]); n. “höstdagjämningen” “A quintessential example of the Swedish use of compound words is höstdagjämning.” Definition Happy fall, y’all! On this, the autumnal equinox, we say so long to the long days of summer and prepare ourselves for coming months of darkness. We’ve been experiencing the cool,… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

#MomLife · Life in General · yoga

Of Boobs and Breath: Live, Love, Latch, and Samavrtti Pranayama (4 Part Breath)

Image courtesy of Breastfeed Durham A 5 minute Yoga practice for stress and focus that you can do literally anywhere - even lying in bed! It’s (US) National Breastfeeding Month, y’all! This month, La Leche League (LLL) Durham, NC is joining with Breastfeeding Family Friendly Communities and Breastfeed Durham to move its annual Live, Love,… Continue reading Of Boobs and Breath: Live, Love, Latch, and Samavrtti Pranayama (4 Part Breath)

#MomLife · DIY Toys · Homemade Life · Life in General

DIY Pull-Through Toy, or How I learned to Stop Obsessing and Follow My Child

What do you think? About a week ago I finished listening to Janet Lansbury’s Elevating Child Care: A guide to respectful parenting on audiobook. Lansbury is a mother and teacher who follows the principles of Resources for Infant Educarers (no, that’s not a typo), or RIE, and her book is an engaging guide to raising… Continue reading DIY Pull-Through Toy, or How I learned to Stop Obsessing and Follow My Child

Apartment Homesteading · Life in General

Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest

The Balcony Garden, 15 July 2020. A little rough for wear, but still holding in there. It’s been about 8 weeks since I last posted about my garden, and a lot has gone down since then. Unfortunately, most of it has been bad.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know that, since… Continue reading Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest

#MomLife · Homemade Life · Life in General · Recipes

Baby Food Birthday Cake (or cupcakes!)

Darling Daughter turned one year old last week! Because it was the celebration of Midsummer (more on that in another post), we actually saved her party till this past Sunday, as this was the day that the extended family in Sweden would be able to attend. We held the party at DD’s farmor’s house (farmor… Continue reading Baby Food Birthday Cake (or cupcakes!)

#MomLife · Homemade Life · Life in General · Natural Living · Sewing and Crafts

#SpreadLove

Photo by ATC Comm Photo from Pexels Note: This post is a list of doers, makers, gardeners, bloggers, instagrammers, all people of color. It is forwarded by a slightly self-indulgent introduction, so if you would like to skip straight to the list, no judgement, just click here. I think everyone in the world can agree that 2020 has… Continue reading #SpreadLove